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Forwarding Emails - drag and click multiple addresses in version 10.10.3 for mail 8.2

In a previous of version of email (pre v8.2), if I wanted to forward an email to multiple users I would use the fwd button and my address book would appear. I would then be able to click multiple ...
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Does iOS send contacts to Apple servers?

When you go to a contact, you can see if that contact has FaceTime. How does the system determine this capability? The usual way that other systems like WhatsApp do it is by uploading/synchronizing ...
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Completely disable autocomplete in Mac Mail

I use mail 8.2 on OS X 10.10. Due to new corporate policy at my office, no autocompletion is allowed in e-mail clients (except maybe for address fetching from the corporate address book via exchange: ...
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MacBook “address book” to iPhone from file [duplicate]

Can I import a MacBook "address book" to iPhone from file? There are various files from the exported address book; e.g. AddressBook-v22.abcddb. I don't have a Mac available at the moment, only an ...
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How do I delete duplicate contacts in Yosemite?

I'm trying to delete duplicate and triplicate contacts from my Contacts app on my macbook pro. I run os X and have deleted my gmail and facebook accounts within Contacts, and, I am no longer syncing ...
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Adding a new contact in iOS 8 merges it with a homonymous old contact

I have in my iPhone iOS 8 and old contact called Salvador. This old contact has his mobile, and some notes, and that is fine. Today I select a phone number from my call history and select the add a ...
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Get nick name of current user

I want to get the nickname of the currently logged in OS X user via Apple Script. Currently can only retrieve the full name or the nickname of a contact, I wasn't able to combine the two scripts. ...
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Sharing business contact list between iPhones

I am looking for best way to have two groups of contacts (personal and business), and the business ones I need to be synced with some of my employees. But I can't find best way to do it. If I use ...
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Syncing contacts between Outlook for Mac (2015) and Google Contacts

How to I sync contacts between Outlook for Mac (2015) and Google Contacts?
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Script to delete all groups in contacts with wildcard

I have about 2000 empty contact groups, which all start with _ModGrp and have some numbering scheme after that in the name. I would therefore like to delete all groups starting with _ModGrp I have ...
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Why do duplicates keep showing up in my address book?

I maintain a very clean address book (OSX), complete with photos and profile info of my contacts. Contacts are on iCloud and Exchange. However, sometimes I'll get an email from a contact and the ...
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Syncing iCloud and Thunderbird addresses

I would like to keep my iCloud addresses in sync with my Thunderbird address book. Is there a way to do this directly? Currently I sync both with my gmail contacts, but the results are not very ...
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Can OSX mail auto-search & complete a mail address?

In Outlook there is this highly useful feature to automatically search and complete a mail address in the recipient field (To:) with CTRL+K. Even if you never mailed with someone before, it will ...
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how can i preserve the group when I export it and it is imported by someone else

I am trying to send a group of contacts to other people and I want them to be able to import these contacts so that the group is created and preserved for them too. Is the alternative for them to ...
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How can I extract a contact’s assigned text tone from an iPhone backup or an Address Book database?

A couple of years ago I had a specific text-message notification sound set for one of my contacts. I realized the other day that, during some iOS upgrade or another, the custom notification sound had ...
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OSX Contacts “remove duplicates” log of changes done?

I've seen plenty of tips on how to remove duplicate contacts using OSX's Contacts application. I've done the process and I'd like to know if there is any record/log of what changes the app has done ...
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What can developers see in my address book?

When Facebook or other developers ask for access to your address book, what content can they see? For example, is this only limited to names and email addresses and phone numbers or does this include ...
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How to reorder contact info in Contacts.app

I'm a hoarder of contact info in Contacts.app. I always keep people's old contact info in their Contacts.app entry so that, for example, their pic will show up in Mail.app on even old emails from ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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Lost address book contacts in upgrade to Yosemite

I upgraded from the Mavericks to Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. All the contacts in the address book which is now Contacts in Yosemite are gone and when I try to restore it from the back up it gives a ...
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Contacts sync iCloud/iPhone/Mac after clean OS X install

I have an clean Yosemite installation without any data transfer from an old mac. My iCloud account is synced with my iPhone, and the mac is using the same iCloud account. After a sync some contacts ...
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Delete book from iBooks Mac when I delete it from iOS

I sync "All books" from my iOS device (an iPod Touch) and my Mac, in iBooks. When I delete a book in iOS, it is NOT deleted on my Mac. Instead, in iTunes, the setting changes from sync "All books" to ...
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Address book - Review duplicates prompt keeps reappearing

When I launch Address Book with my iPhone 4 plugged in, I get a prompt to review duplicate contacts as shown. I select "Keep Old" and click Import. Also, I sync my iPhone to iTunes on this same ...
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com.apple.quicklook.satellite problem with CoreData on Networked Home Directories

I have a fully controllable test network set up to work this issue I've had each time I set up my SOHO network. The network now consists of a 2010 MacMini server, using RAID0, running 10.9.4 and ...
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Show today’s anniversaries (if any) from contacts

I would like to be able to run a script which would look through my Contacts list and output the name (and, preferably, phone number) of anyone whose ‘Anniversary’ date matches today. (The script ...
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Where is addressbook:// stored

I wrote an applescript that finds a person in my contact list. tell application "Contacts" set thePeople to first person whose first name is equal to "John" and last name is equal to "Doe" end ...
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How to restore lost contacts/address book?

I suddenly have only 2 contacts in my Contacts! I have a MacBook Pro, am using OS 10.9.2. Following instructions from another answer, I looked for Address book folder in the library/App. Support ...
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contact groups not syncing with google

using 10.9.2. I had all my contacts in various groups on my mac. I uploaded to iCloud in order to import into google. The groups designations did not seem to go with the contacts to iCloud, so when i ...
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Changing my home address in iOS 7 not picked up in Maps or notification center

I need to change my home address, following this post. I've moved, so I need to update my address, but it does not seem to work. My new street address does not exist in the map (as I've moved to a ...
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All user-related data gone

My Mac crashed yesterday, no idea why. Now in the morning Google Drive asked me to enter a login and pass and refused to use the already existing GD folder. Then I've noticed that CyberDuck's ...
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Adding a “Fax Number” when adding a new contact in my iPhone 5, ios6

When adding a new contact, I"m confused when I get to the "phone contact numbers". I only see Mobile and Home. I want to add a fax number, but it isn't available and it isn't offered in Add another ...
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How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...
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Enable “On My Mac” Contacts

I am currently running OS X 10.9.1 and would like to create contacts that are stored locally on my MacBook Pro. My Contacts app does not have "On My Mac" as an option in the sidebar; only the contacts ...
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How do I know where is a specific contact stored by Apple Contacts.app?

I am using multiple contact storages, like Gmail or Exchange and I want to know where a contact is stored, so I can remove the right duplicate. Also I would like to know how can I move a contact from ...
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How to sort contacts by creation date or modification date in iOS Contacts or OS X Contacts 7.x?

Is there a way to view or export the date a contact was created or modified in iOS 7 and/or the Contacts app (version 7.1) when viewed from a Mac? This one datapoint would enormously aid deduping ...
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Some contacts are missing in iOS Contacts

How can I get back (some) missing contacts? Some contacts are missing in my iPhone's Contacts app. They are available in my OS X's addressbook, both are linked by iCloud. Strangely, the contact ...
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I want to know IP address [closed]

I want to know IP address of my friend .It's possible without software? Could you tell me what I do and how to do
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How to access data from a Mac Contacts backup: a .abbu file

After I back-up Mac Contacts to a .abbu file, is there a program that lets me get at the underlying data vs. just importing them? I.e., can I open them as a text file or .CSV. Thank you!
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Purpose of groups & subgroup feature, in iOS contacts?

I have searched and to my surprise I can't seem to locate the answer to this what I thought would be common everyday problem. Can someone please explain to me what the purpose of the "groups" feature ...
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My address lines are missing from my address book in iOS 7

Just upgraded to iOS 7 and thought all was well until I noticed that all addresses are missing from my address book. All of the other data is ok - name, email, phone numbers, but no home or work ...
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How to diagnose Address Book quitting unexpectedly?

When opening Address Book, it quits before it opens. The window says: Address Book quit unexpectedly. Click `Reopen` to open the application again. Click `Report` to see more detailed information ...
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Removing only birth years from a group in my Address Book

A lot of my contacts (600+) had somehow got their birth years set to 2000. Their birth months and days are correct, but the 2000 is wrong. With the tremendous help I got here, I was able to get them ...
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Cleaning up birth years 2000 in my Address Book

A few years ago (or actually, more likely, in 2000), for some reason, birthdays that didn't have a birth year (but did and do have correct month and day) were automatically given the birth year 2000 ...
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Add AppleScripts to Git repository

I have a few AppleScript files that I would like to share with the community on GitHub. The files are located in two distinct directories: ~/Library/Scripts ~/Library/Application ...
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How do I set Mail.app not to send the recipient names as they appear in my address book

When I send mails to addresses from my address book, the recipients in the address bar are shown like name <nick@domain.tld>. Can I somehow prevent that name part, so that only the actual mail ...
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How can I reject sync changes for my OS X Contacts?

I have my OS X Mountain Lion contacts hooked up to synchronize with Google Contacts. Every once in a while, I receive a notice that "Syncing with Google Contacts will change more than 25% of your ...
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What is the function of “Last import” in Address Book?

I just made a synchronization through iTunes of my iPhone onto my MacBookPro. From memory I made about ten modifications on my iPhone. Unfortunately they are not in the relevant group, but within All ...
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How to disable Address Book Server in Mac OS X?

I have a huge error.log file in /private/var/log/carddavd folder. I found out that the Address Book Server creates logs in this folder. Can anyone suggest me a way to disable the Address Book Server ...
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Open contact group on Mac

I just want to use AppleScript to open an existing group in Mac Address Book (v7.1). tell application "Contacts" set selected of group "friend" to true activate end tell above is the sample ...
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Using AppleScript to modify contacts not working

I'm trying to use applescript to clean up various problems a large address book, to large to fix by hand. I've been able to find and observe contacts and groups in AppleScript successfully. However, ...